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Import Specialists Auto Repair

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6519 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, CO 80303

(303) 449-7981

Today: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tomorrow: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Import Specialists was founded in Boulder, Colorado on August 1, 1980 by Richard and Carol Hughes. Today the business is lead by their son Rick who proudly carries on the Hughes family tradition of service and excellence. MISSION STATEMENT Our purpose is to provide prompt and efficient repair services. We employ only professional technicians, and use only high quality parts at a fair price. Our prime concern is for the welfare and safety of our customers and employees. Import Specialists moved to 6519 Arapahoe Ave in 1985, a new shop built to our specifications, specially designed for auto repair. We strive to provide a clean and efficient environment to work on your car. We have fast access to thousands of parts through computer contact with major suppliers locally and across the country. Our service manager, Rick, has 25 years of experience as a certified technician and service advisor. Rick can help you plan a service maintenance schedule tailored to your car. Our ASE certified technicians have access to the latest factory information and bulletins, making diagnosis of problems faster and more accurate. Our customers are the best; some of them have been allowing us to work on their vehicles for the entire 30 years Import Specialists has been in business! Two generations of babies have teethed on our soft key rings. We would like to thank our long-time customers for their continued business, as well as welcome new customers to our family business. Import Specialists is an expert in every aspect of auto repair and servicing. Our technicians possess extensive knowledge of a wide range of specialties and place customer satisfaction as a top priority on every project. We specialize in Toyotas, Nisssans, Acuras, Mercedes Benz, BMWs, Hondas, Jaguars, Range Rovers, Lexus, Volkswagon, Volvo, SAAB, Audi Some of the services we offer: Air conditioning, Brakes & Traction Control, Charging Systems & Batteries, Check Engine Light Diagnosis, Clutch Repair, Computer Diagnostics, Drivability Diagnosis & Repairs, Drive Line Repair, Electrical Diagnosis & Repair, Emission Repairs, Factory Scheduled Maintenance, Fuel Injection, Oil & Filter Changes, Steering, Suspension & Alignment, Timing Belts, and Tune-Ups.

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Sat - SunClosed

acura, audi, bmw, chevrolet, chrysler, colorado, dodge, ford, honda, hyundai, jeep, kia, lexus, mazda, mitsubishi, nissan, subaru, toyota, volvo
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amex, master card, visa, cash, check, debit, insurance, discover, all major credit cards
Automobile Diagnostic Service, Automobile Parts & Supplies, New Car Dealers, Used Car Dealers, Automobile Inspection Stations & Services, Auto Repair & Service, Brake Repair, Engine Rebuilding & Exchange, Auto Transmission, Auto Oil & Lube, Automobile Accessories, Auto Engine Rebuilding, Mufflers & Exhaust Systems, Towing, Automotive Tune Up Service, Tire Dealers, Automobile Electric Service, Wheel Alignment-Frame & Axle Servicing-Automotive, Fuel Injection Repair, Automobile Air Conditioning Equipment-Service & Repair, Emissions Inspection Stations
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Sarah R.



I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS PLACE! Long story short, they misdiagnosed the problem with my car, charged me over $2000 and didn't even fix the issue. The day after I got my car back from them, the car wouldn't even start with the motor seizing up. I contacted them to have the car towed back and at this point, Rob, told me that now it was a "catastrophic" event and the car was no longer good. They recommended that I get rid of the car. Things just didn't add up in my mind.

I had the car looked at by another mechanic who was able to properly diagnose the problem and fix it in a timely manner - now the car runs perfectly. I was told that this was a common problem with my make and model and anyone that works on these cars should be aware of this issue and competent enough to fix it properly. I was told that due to their inability to diagnose and fix the problem the first time, there was even more damage to the engine and that this could have been avoided. When I contacted them about their neglect and further damage to my car, Joe (the owner), laughed at me and stated it was my own fault.

These guys are incompetent, irresponsible and dishonest. I wish I would have never taken my business to them and hope you don't make the same mistake I did. Avoid the headache and loss of money.



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Great Work, Honest People

I have taken my 2002 Mazda to them for over a year now. I was referred to them by a friend of mine who is a retired mechanic. I have since taken my car to them for at least a half dozen repairs and they have always done a great job. They also are more than happy to work with my warranty company to get the repairs i need done quickly and at little cost to me.

Although i am overall extremely happy with their work, there are a few minor things i would point out that they could do better. First, any work, from brakes to transmission to oil changes takes them literally all day. The actual work does not take all day but with their consistent workload, there is rarely a time when i can get my vehicle out of there before around 5pm. Now i usually drop off my car in the morning and expect it back the same day in order to get to work the next day. If this is not a problem for you than this shouldn't bother you.

They rarely give you a call to let you know the work is done and your car is ready. So what, most repair shops/mechanics aren't reliable at call backs either in my experience.

3rd, They replaced the heat grids in my seats and (apparently while taking the seats in and out of the car) scratched the base board on the door up pretty severely (small gouges of plastic were taken out of the board) I did not ask them about it b/c i had just had ~$2000 worth of work done for $100 and didn't feel like making a fuss about it. No one but me has even noticed the scratches before i pointed them out.

Overall, 5 stars b/c the problems i have had with them are not uncommon for mechanics, and i can live with it in return for honest mechanics who know what they are doing.